Last year at this time, all of my H.F. relatives were still buds, and they did not bloom until May 13th, which, as you may recall, fell on a Friday, and news was made regarding the fact that H.F. Clematis's do not have "Friggatriskaidephobia" (fear of Friday the Thirteenth). If you follow this blog, then you may recall this phenomenon, and you are welcome to refer to this story by clicking here.
The story going around amongst us things that grow here in the garden is that 'Mindia' moaned and groaned until he got a new container! (On the other hand, we Clematises have been in the same container since 2005, and you never hear us complaining! In fact, we Clematises are like Youngquist's dearly departed grandmother who, I am told, often claimed not to have a jealous bone in her body).
Additionally, The Last Leaf Gardener has already posted about the Paeonia suffruiticosa four times this year, and she only re–opened her garden the week of April 13th, so it has not even been a month and the peony already has four posts!
I will admit (as disgruntled and envious as you know I can be) that the Continus Coggygria is amazing! No wonder Youngquist used its image for one of the greeting cards (named 'Grace') that she has designed! Her cards go beyond communication and she featured 'Grace' on this blog in a post that you may refer to by clicking here."
I highly recommend reaching out to your mom or a mom-figure in your life at this beautiful time of year, for as I have learned this spring, with the short lives of the peonies and tulips in this garden, time indeed is fleeting and its best to show appreciation for the things and people around you when you have the opportunity!"
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